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jcatron243 06-22-2009 06:35 AM

W.O.W. Declaration of THINdependence ~ Week 11
Good Monday Morning everyone!:carrot::carrot:

YAY for mondays!!!! Okay well for the likes of me that is. Mondays are great days to start a new. Get a fresh dose of committment, or to know that we made it another week on target!

Last week I was On Plan almost every day! This week will be a bit tougher but I will Keep up with my workouts and stick to counting my calories every day!

Gotta get ready for work!

Nixmom 06-22-2009 12:00 PM

Morning Weedies!

Sorry I was so absent last week. Things have been "trying" to put it lightly.

Today I am getting back on track. Still need to read last weeks thread thoroughly cuz I feel like I have missed out. I am going to get 5 days of 1 hour of exercise in this week. Its my goal. My arse is looking like the side of a bus, and I cant take it anymore.

Love you all bunches... hope we pump it up this week (or at least let me draw some of your motivation!) and get back on the right track.

W - 90 a day... need a good flush out :o
E - 1 hour a day at least 40 cardio and 20 stretching or strength
E- Under 1600 calories - start logging on fitday again
D- Dont ruin a good day with an underlying spirit of anger!


jcatron243 06-23-2009 12:10 AM


Nixie it is good to see you. I will lend you some of my motivation as long as it helps YOU lose some pounds. I just cant seem to lose anything! Seriously since last week I have gained 3 pounds. It has to be water but why is it here???? Anyway its good to see you. I wonder where everyone is.

Today has been right on for me. Kids had swim lessons, and one day in Makenna is moved back to where she was in september! I am totally pumped by that. Tommy's first day was awsome, He really likes his lessons. Okay gotta go to bed I am going to hit the gym early (I hope) I want a really good workout. I am talking running, biking, rowing, summit climbing. I havent done cardio in 4 days and I need something good!

JasonsLea 06-23-2009 02:56 AM

:wave: ladies.

Nothing new here, as usual. TOM is basically gone, thank god. Less than a month till I get to see my family and friends again! :carrot: I want to change my WI day. Thursdays aren't working for me anymore, I've noticed that I tend to binge on the weekends especially after payday when I have a little (and I mean a little) money. Which do yall think would be better: Saturday or Sunday weigh in?

e32 06-23-2009 04:28 AM

hi everyone...nix lets DO this thing! :) i'm there with you on the frustration, but i'll commit to the same 5 days of exercise with you.

i'm thinking of joining ww...i don't know if it's a good match for me or not. shari , i know you do ww right? anyone else...pros? cons? i need to try something different. i always think that food isn't the issue because i really don't overeat...but clearly, exercise alone is not affecting the kind of change i'm interested in.


also, nix i'll check in everyday this week, what about you?

take care everyone!


W: more than lately--shoot for 64 at least
E: more veggies? i haven't been super hungry lately...food has been a challenge
E: my gym was closed last week (i use the university one) so that was annoying. i rode my bike a lot and went swimming at the public pool, but i'm looking forward to my regular routine back
D: concentrate on what is within my control, not what isn't

mothermavis 06-23-2009 07:49 AM

Morning all, still MIA for the most part. Graduation is Friday, party is Saturday and the hopefully, peace throughout the land until August when I have to pack them both off to college.

Not losing, but not gaining, really want to be back under 150 for the Fourth. About 3 over so we'll see. What our next challenge going to be, something until Labor Day? I am just hanging on until Sunday, then I will refocus.

Kris, I hear ya, tough going lately.
Looks like it's awfully quiet, where is everybody?

Jeni, glad to hear the kids are liking lessons.

Shari, I vote for Sunday, keeps you honest on the weekend!

W 100
E Any?
E Stick to what makes you feel good for the day, not the moment!
D Savor the little moments!

jcatron243 06-23-2009 10:38 AM

Morning all!

Shari~ If you think it will help with your eating then weigh yourself on Sunday.

MM~I am right with you, I want to be under 150 by the fourth also.

E~ I am also focusing on what I can control. The dang scale is being stubborn right now for me too. I don't do weight watchers, sorry no tips there. I do eat 5-6 small meals a day and I watch my calories as well. I try not to eat carbs in the evenings. But of course I am stuck onW gaining and losing these same 10 pounds :)

I made it this morning to the gym :carrot: up at 430 and at the gym at 500 HURRAY. Mornings work out so much better for me I can get so much more done during the day if I don't take time out for the gym.

W 64 oz
E 60 minutes cardio/done abs and strength/ done
E 1200 planned calories
D go to the gym at 500 (done) housework, and lawn work before b-day party and swimming!

NurseMichelle 06-24-2009 05:50 AM

Morning gals. And I do mean MORNING. It appears to be 4:30 am, probably later by the time I post this, but wow. I got up to wee (all the water!) and found myself WIDE awake. Strange.

But I am losing!!!! I'll reserve the actual number for the real morning weigh in, but it'll be under 260. (it read 260.5 at bedtime and I usually wake up 3-4 pounds less in the morning) Still not exercising but eating is really right on plan. And I don't feel as hungry through the day. Like somehow I have control over compulsive or impulsive eating. So that feels good.

Treatment is going well. I've been feeling so much more positive but yesterday kind of got into a pity party mode. Oh and try this, if you don't mind. When we get together in groups we have to introduce ourselves, Hi, I'm Michelle, I'm an addict. Sobriety date 4-17-09, <how many meeting of AA/NA we've been to> But then we say how we're feeling today. But we aren't allowed to say "good" or "bad", we have to put a real label on our feeling/emotion. anxious, frustrated, happy, content, calm, serene, angry, motivated, confident. I think being more in touch with our actual emotions for what they are, helps us deal with them. So I put myself on a random timer and think, "How am I feeling right now?!" OK, so I'm awake at 4:30 in the morning. I'm kind of frustrated about that. I'm worried I'll be tired later when the kids want me to take them to the pool. I'm still feeling a little shameful and sad from my counselling yesterday and revisiting the painful experiences of losing my career and license. But I feel calm and relaxed. It is quiet and I have my nice cold water and a blanket with my laptop and it's my time. So I'm relaxing and feeling loving being back with you gals. Well it's a work in progress.

Personals in the real morning, but e, and you might realize you've done this, but your "D" sounds like the serenity prayer, "Grant me the serenity to ACCEPT the things I cannot change, the COURAGE to change the things I can, and the WISDOM to know the difference." It really helps me with all daily situations! Just pause and ask yourself, is this something I can change or not? And that helps with my reaction to whatever I'm dealing with at that moment. Can I help it if its raining out and we wanted to go swimming? NO. Can I control whether or not I eat healthily and exercise? YES. (well to a point, I suppose) So I like the way you think!

And wow, I didn't realize it til MM said it, but the 4th of July is right around the corner! It will be time to come up with a new challenge soon. I vote for Labor Day as well, and I'm definitely going to come up with a goal and get to it.

Enough random babbling for this hour. Talk to you all in the morn. xo Michelle

jcatron243 06-24-2009 06:41 AM

Good Morning Michelle, you are up early. Hurray for losing! It really makes you feel good doesn't it? Nothing brings the motivation on like seeing your hard work pay off.

Yesterday was pretty good. It wasn't perfect but it was good. I got half of my housework done, then I had to go to a birthday party. Then on to swim lessons. Poor Mak, she needs to build her endurance, now that she has moved up a level she is swimming back and forth accross the pool. In 35 minutes yesterday she went back and fourth 12 times. She was so utterly tired afterwards. Tommy had fun.

Workday for me today.

W 64 oz
E abs/strength done
E 1200 cals
D Keep motivation.

Nixmom 06-24-2009 09:53 AM

Hi girls.

Still here. Home life and work are breaking me down at the moment. Still haven't caught up on the threads, but wanted to say I'm around and I hope to be back here at latest on Friday ~ my day off ~ to reconnect.

Have a good day.

jcatron243 06-25-2009 06:31 AM

Hi everyone! boy am I tired today. I didn't get to bed until late, and I was supposed to have jury duty, but it was cancelled so I am back to work, Sigh.

Makenna has decided she wants to do Tae kwon Do. So am going to sign her up for the once a week class at the Y. My buddy is a black belt and wants to teach her wherever it is he goes, but I don't know, Swimming comes first. Tommy just wants to do whatever his sister does.

W 64 oz
E abs/strength done
E1200 clean calories
D not to think about the scale.

mtiger 06-25-2009 02:48 PM

My computer is on the frtitz, using DD's. Our trip to Chicago for AI auditions was fun. Nobody went to the next level, but we had a good time. Didn't track eating but came back the same weight. That's good. Probably won't lose again until after TOM on the 5th. I continue workouts and am tracking food again, so, we'll see.

Michelle- You are so strong these days. I am proud of you.

Jeni- Your life seems busy as usual. Keep finding that time for yourself.

Nix- Come on girl. I know you can do this thing. Must be on plan 24/7 all the time.

Grazer 06-25-2009 04:30 PM

Hi All! I tried posting a couple of days ago but my computer/internet went down and lost everything. I worked late yesterday so I didn't get to check in. Exercise good, eating- so so, water- not good. I guess I have then continuim covered!

JCat- great job on the workout and balancing the kid's activities. We are just getting into that stage with the kids

MM- Glad you checked in and are maintianing!

e32- I do well with points when I follow them. I've lost about 3 times now. My prob is I don't change my lifestyle and when I get tired of counting points and journalling I get lazy with eating. I never joined meetings; maybe that would have helped me maintain.

Mtig- glad you had a great time!

Nursie- WTG on the loss and the process of self discovery.

Nix- glad you checked in. How's the exercise?

JL- I weigh in on Fridays. Weekends are brutal for me so I have all week to balance out the weekend.

Gotta run. Kiddies are with grand parents so we're going golfing again!

e32 06-25-2009 05:45 PM

hi everyone...hope you're all enjoying the day---i'm looking forward to the weekend! i've been doing pretty well. i eat so much better when my bf is around and i've been trying to make us healthy dinners. he eats super healthy so i'm more likely to eat better when he's around :)

my weed i'm going to keep the same as earlier this week

W 64
E more veggies
E swimming!
D focus on what i can control, not what i can't

jeni--good for you getting to the gym so early! the only time i see 430 am is if i stay up til then! :)

michelle--that's great you're seeing results and not feeling as many eating compulsions! i didn't realize my "D" was so similar to the serenity prayer, but i like that prayer too. helps keep perspective, doesn't it? keep up the good work! :)

jcatron243 06-26-2009 12:07 AM

Hi everyone. Glad to see you Grazer, Mindy and E.

My long week is over :carrot: that means workouts for me! I plan on getting up and working out in the morning again. The plan is to jog for 20 minutes take my class, the do something else for 20 min. we will see.

Calories are WAY over for the day but Tomorrow will be better. I am finding new ripped muscles!!! My legs are looking GOOD! No weight loss, but I am gaining muscles that I can see :) :)

JasonsLea 06-26-2009 02:06 AM

:wave: girls!

I got the dress for Sunshine's wedding today! It's actually kinda cute. The picture on the website did not do it justice. But....it's a little tight around the boobies. :( I could live with it but BACK FAT! Sooo I'm going to try to find a little jacket to go with it that won't have me sweating buckets at the wedding. I'm off this weekend so it's gym and mall. I want to get a official bra fitting and order a strapless bra for the wedding.

I posted a blog the other day and this girl actually thanked me for posting a pic of Whitney from ANTM (I was saying that if I had to be fat, I wanted to at least be proportioned like her). It kinda made me happy because most of the girls on Xanga are dealing with eating disorders (or acting like they are), trying to lose weight the unhealthy way and always posting pics of horribly bony girls. When I post pics, I always post pics of girls I find very attractive and healthy looking. So this girl thanked me, saying that it was nice to see that she could still be pretty even while big. :^:

I've watched Sleepy Hollow about eight times in the last three days. I don't know, I just keep rewinding it! :lol: Johnny Depp is walking sex. I also unpacked (yes, I still have alot of stuff packed!) some of my books and I started to reread a Harlequin book that I haven't read in a long time. It's actually one of the first romance books I've ever read, when I was 10. I think this book and some others helped start my fascination with cowboys. To this day, I still want my own cowboy, chaps and all. ;) :D TMI, sorry. :p

Whoa, this is more than I've written in a long time! Gotta get to bed. 'Night!

jcatron243 06-26-2009 11:08 AM

Good Friday morning everyone!

Hiya Shari!

I got up and went to the gym again, I ran for 20 then took my class! It was so good, I forgot what a good workout it is. I also got on the bike for 20 minutes after the class.

This weekends plans: Birthday party for Makenna at build a bear for the kids, Sunday a birthday party with the adults. I do have a date with DH tonight :) I still have to squeeze in some shortie workouts sometime :)

W 64 oz
E 40 minutes cardio/ 60 minute class
E 1400 cals
D mow the lawn, clean the house,

Grazer 06-27-2009 06:21 AM

Look up, way up. yep, managed to put on #2; that puts me back up to the #170 range. I hate it, feel disgusted, and discouraged because I eat pretty healthy and exercise. Just about ready to give up- can't bear another round of counting points.

jcatron243 06-27-2009 11:26 AM

Grazer, dont give up! You just need to readjust something to get your body back on track. Go back to the basics

1. Water: Make sure you are getting enough water. Do you drink soda? Try giving it up for 7 days and see if that makes a difference. (any carbonation makes me bloat and therefore hold onto a couple extra pounds)

2. Exercise: Do you do the same workouts? Mixing it up a little helps a lot.

3. Eats: This one is the hardest. Really the key to losing weight is calories in versus calories out. We all have been at it long enough to know that. When people ask me how I have done it I tell them: Keep a food journal, right down every bite you take for a week then try to figure out the calories. If you average your calories for the whole week then you can see where you should cut back to. (you need to cut back or burn 500 calories a day to lose a pound a week)

Daily Goal/Affirmation: YOU CAN DO IT! It is difficult especially with kids, but you can do it. You need to remind yourself everyday why you want to lose weight.

We all know that we want to be smaller and we all have different reasons for that. We ALL think that healthy = skinny. So we have a scale goal that we want to strive for. What is healthy? Is healthy running 10 miles a day? Bench pressing your body weight? Or is it as simple as keeping your blood sugar under control, lowering your blood pressure or cholestorol?

It is so important for us to remind ourselves that the scale does not determine our health. We want to keep a healthy level of calories in/calories out. We should eat less saturated fat, more fruits and veggies. Basically living a healthy lifestyle everyday of our lives. Not for the scale, not to hit that magic number, but for ourselves.

Grazer, :hug: You are worth it. Dont ever give up. It is hard to stay motivated when the scale is going the wrong way, belive me I know how you feel. Find a way to push past this frustration. :hug:

mtiger 06-27-2009 01:03 PM

Jeni- Thanks for being our cheerleader today. We can all use the boost. It gets tough at times, we just need to stay focused.

Shari- I am soooo with you on the cowboy thing. I would take a nice young cowboy anyday. Do you read like Joan Johnston, Diana Palmer and all those?

I have a goal. I want to be able to say I have lost 75 pounds when we go back to school in Sept. That means I need to lose about 9 pounds before then. I don't know if I will make it, but I am going to give it 100%. I am at 186 today, up a little, but It is also about a week before TOM. This seems to be my new gain time.

I plan on staying true to my plan, continue working out and giving it my all.

This challenge is almost over. I'll have to look back and see how much I actually lost this time. Like Jeni- I am finding muscles and definition. YAY!!!

Grazer 06-28-2009 10:52 AM

JCAt- Thanks for the boost! Hate the thoughts of going back to journalling but may have to reconsider

MTig- Cheers to the great goal!

DH is away this weekend. Thankfully, the kids are super good. Not time to exercise and the up side is no time to eat either!

jcatron243 06-28-2009 11:26 AM

Grazer, I know about hating the journal, I am picking up a new one today. Mostly to keep measurements/weights in, but my cycle weight gain is different right now and it is driving me crazy. I need to see a pattern.

Mindy, that is so awsome of a goal. I know you can totally do it, you are amazing. Even with all of the frustration you still push through every day!

Where is everyone at?

To go along with what I was saying earlier, I am picking up a new journal. I want to keep a closer eye on my measurements and scale fluctuations. I used to know my body and the fluctuations but they are changing. I am also going to be Packing a lunch on my days off. Only eating what is in my lunch box and seeing if that helps me keep my cals under control on my days off. I don't do too bad, but I think it may help.

Maks birthday party was at build-a-bear workshop yesterday. It was so much fun. I loved the whole thing. We had 8 kids with us then we made two more for a couple kids who weren't there. Today we are having cake and ice cream with DH's family.

Alright today:

W 64 oz
E long walk with the family
E 1400 cals
D Life doesn't revolve around food. Life depends on food. eat only what I need.

mtiger 06-28-2009 01:26 PM

I know that I need to have goals. I may not reach them, but it gives me something to strive towards. I try to keep up my journaling everyday. I have been a little lax these past few weeks. Hey, I'm on summer vacation, what do you expect.

For this challenge I have lost 5 pounds. Not that great, but something. I didn't lose anything in May. I still don't understand that. Well, I will have to be eating out or bringing take out in until Wed. That's when we get the new fridge. I am going to try and maintain with this little set back, plus TOM in a week.

mothermavis 06-28-2009 03:18 PM

Hey all, I am back, with bells on. Need your support to get my groove on.

YS is now a high school graduate!! Weird. I have been there the whole time, home room mother etc, seems strange to know that part of it is over, but on to the next part. I am ready to be serious again.

Don't have to get anyone up and moving in the am 'cept me, so I am going to find 40 minutes for exercise before work, 5 days a week. Running 3 days a week when weather is good, videos, dreadmill & elliptical when it is not. Must learn to like weights 3 days a week (hate weights, but have to do it) On the weekends, I am going to dig out the kayak & either 'yak or hike. Trying to get back into it.

By labor day (10 weeks from tomorrow) I will be back to 130 something, by Christmas, when my kids come back, I will be in the 120's, then from there, I can decide whether that is enough, or I need to lose more. Hopefully, will just need more tone at that time.

W 100, need to get this down today
E & E Probably not too focused there today, I am exhausted
D I need to remember that a day of rest is necessary if i am to hit the ground running tomorrow, so, so tired after all of this.

jcatron243 06-28-2009 09:32 PM

:hug: MM~glad you are here. I am having a tough enough time with Makenna turning 6. I am way too weepy of a mom. Graduation is going to kill me :)

JasonsLea 06-29-2009 12:33 AM

:wave: girls!

I hope you all had a good weekend. I was off so you know mines was fantastic! ;)

Jeni ~ How did the birthday party go?

Grazer ~ :hugs: I hate journaling too. I just use SP.

Mindy ~ Diana Palmer is who started this obsession!!! Part one of getting my own Long Tall Texan plan...move to Texas. Check! :p

MM ~ Congrats for the graduate. Is this the first or last one?

I did lots of walking yesterday....around the mall. :eek: That was a moment in history folks! I despise the mall. Crowds of people surrounding me.....most of them teenagers....*shudders* This was actually my second time going to the mall since I've moved to Texas.....the second time in almost two years! If it wasn't for Sunshine's wedding, I wouldn't have put myself through it. But I was looking for bra, shaper, something to help my tatas fit more comfortably in that dress. I browsed around DebPlus, Torrid, and Lane Bryant. Tried on some things and remembered why I hate clothes shopping. :( I hope that gets easier as I lose the weight.

Speaking of weight, I decided to move my WIs to Sunday and today was the first. It was horrible but I accept it. Though I have slowly amped up my movement, I still need to rein in the eating. Today was a good day, my cal intake was too low but at least I didn't binge. I really want a bike so I can hop on at night when it's not killer outside. I have to pay rent, then I'll see what I have left.

Work tomorrow, feeling ill already. :p

So I guess our next challenge will be a Labor Day one?

Peace, loves. :grouphug:

mothermavis 06-29-2009 08:30 AM

Sherri, this was my baby. Strange, sad & happy at the same time. Kind of like that song, "You're gonna miss this"

Jeni, I am a weepy Mom too, but YS is a goof ball. He and OS were making faces at each other and generally making me laugh. We had all his friends over Friday night for a party after the ceremony. We rented a bouncy house, they had a blast with that. Then Saturday, we had his real party. I had a melt down Saturday, but I think now I am ok til he goes to college in August.

On a bad note, I stepped on the scale this morning. I am up 10 pounds since april. Most of it in the last week! Sure most of it will come off fast with water and movement but still, I was not happy when I looked at 159.

jcatron243 06-29-2009 10:43 AM


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